Elbow Toe. Photo by Jake Dobkin
The 2008 Vice Photo Show, August 1 – August 31
99 N 10th St, between Berry and Wythe
Hours: Tue-Fri 3-7pm, Sat 12-6pm (Closed Sundays and Mondays)
The new Journal arrived at my apartment Wednesday. This issue features Richard Prince, The Rza interpreting drawings by Andrew Kuo, Clayton Patterson, Roe Ethridge and more. The subscriber issue came equipped with a great zine by Richard Prince titled What’s In My Library. After the jump, a look inside of everything.
Tonight, our friends at the Anonymous Gallery are hosting a benefit for the incarcerated members of England’s DPM Crew.
DPM: EXHIBIT A
Exhibition & Benefit for the DPM Graffiti Crew.
Monday, August 4th, 2008, 6pm – 9pm
An Anonymous Gallery Project Space
27 N. Moore Street
Kaws has been getting a lot of press lately, and rightly so. This go round, the New York Times Magazine gives a little love to the Jersey native.
AnimalNY has also noted that KAWS’ work is on the upcoming cover of Complex Magazine with Reas designing the flipside. This move is very innovative on the art directors tip, who must have forgotten about the other two times in the past year where this approach has been pulled off.
Dear London readers, check out Mitchy Bwoy’s exhibition at Craze Gallery in Portobello. 55DSL is supporting his show launch night, and that will take place on the 7th of August.
55DSL invites you to celebrate 10 years of Mitchy Bwoy. From Dub to Roots, Balkan Beats to Broken Beats, Desi to Disco, whatever you’re into Mitch is likely to have made his mark on your record collection.
The exhibition will be held at the Craze Gallery, 253 Portobello Road, from 6-9pm, until 21st August.
Tiffany Bozic’s painting, Untitled (Egrets and Fox), 2006 graces the August cover of Orange County lifestyle magazine COAST. It was selected out of 168 works to represent the Laguna Art Museum’s exhibit In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor, which runs through October 5, 2008.
If you’re in Southern California, be sure to pick up a copy. It is COAST’s “green” issue and features a two-page review of the exhibition.
Saw this on Uncertain times, nice bit a video.
Andrew Jeffrey Wright has an amazing sense of humor and this print produced with Picture Box only helps to confirm it. This is part of Picture Box’s blacklight series where to quote them,
“We gave 8 artists a daunting task: create a new image to silkscreen over an existing blacklight poster. Each artist solved the problem in a different way. The colors are neon in daylight and glowing in blacklight (see images). Suitable for any environment, really. Here AJW has examined the sexual tendencies of our species and produced this scientific examination of hetero mating techniques. Essential.”
Edition of 10, silkscreen, 23″ x 35″
Jingle jangle my methed-out middle westerners, it’s your Tambourine Man here, Gene Parmesan, coming at you with some fresh shit hot off the streets of Lille, France. While scavenging for change to buy a Fanta, I stumbled upon this beauty; it’s an Hermès mannequin assembly guide and indeed, quite a thorough instruction set to boot (there are like 5 steps). This insightful read answers all the hairy questions you wanted, but were too scared to ask. Consider: if you were building a person, what would go first? The head? No, that goes on the top above the neck and there’s no head anyway. How bout the feet! Next….. hmmmmm, the torso perhaps? Gene P’s fav chapter is about the always tricky ‘right hand placement’: (spoiler alert) It goes down my pants. Imagine, if only Andrew McCarthy had a manual like this in the movie Mannequin……
Our friend Derek (Art Syndicate) curated a great show that opens this Friday at Space 1026. One Long Funeral Song features collaborative works by Monica Canilao and Kyle Ranson. Full press release after the jump.
Lila Jang, a graduate of plastic Hongik University and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, here work challenges your vertically.
Cedar Lewisohn has written the first account of Street Art, tracing its history from cave painting through to the vibrant art emerging today on the walls of London, Madrid and Sao Paolo, via Brassai’s photographs of 1920s Paris and Basquiat and Haring’s New York.
The book is illustrated with over 120 colour photographs of street art from around the world, containing interviews with leading street art proponents of the last three decades, including Henry Chalfant, Lady Pink, Blek le Rat, Mode 2, Barry McGee (Twist), Shephard Fairey (Obey), Futura 2000 and Os Gemeos.
Pre-order this book at Amazon (Available Sept. 17, 2008)
Teddy over at Popdrawer has the report on the San Diego Comic-Con which went down last week. The annual geek-fest features artists, prints, toys, and t-shirts. Artists that showed up this year include Jeff Soto (who was signing his brand spanking new book Storm Clouds), Gary Baseman, Tara McPherson and Joey Chou (Teddy’s favorite discovery).